Professor Richard C. Darton
University of Oxford
Dept. of Engineering Science
Oxford OX1 3PJ
Tel: +44-1865-273 117
Fax: +44-1865-273 905
Dr. Wridzer Bakker
Professor Rafiqul Gani
Professor Richard Darton (EFCE President)
Prominent in the international chemical engineering community, Richard Darton is a past president of IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) and has spent periods as a visiting lecturer at the Mendeleev University and Kurnakov Institute in Moscow and also at the University of St. Petersburg. He has worked at the University of Sydney, Australia and at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an Honorary Member of the Czech Chemical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
His research areas include dynamic surface effects at gas/liquid interfaces and he chaired the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations from 2001-2007. He is also a leading thinker in the concept of sustainable development.
In 2011, Professor Darton received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his service to the engineering community and to chemical engineering in particular. The OBE is awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to individuals for distinguished service and achievement in their field.
Professor Darton succeeds Professor Jiri Drahos, Czech Republic, who held this position for four years (2006-2009).
In September 2011, Richard Darton was re-elected for a second term of office (1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013).
Richard Darton representing EFCE:
(second term of office: 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013)
Prof. Rafiqul Gani, Denmark, was elected by the General Assembly in September 2011 to succeed Dr. Hermann Feise in the position of EFCE Scientific Vice-President from 1 January 2012 for a two-year term of office.
Rafiqul Gani graduated with BSc in chemical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, in 1975. From 1976-1980, he studied at Imperial College in London for his MSc in chemical engineering, DIC and PhD. Prof. Gani spent the period 1980-1985 as a senior researcher at the Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Quimica (PLAPIQUI), an Argentinian institute devoted to teaching, research and development of technology in chemical engineering, followed by a year as visiting researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering at DTU. In 1986, he joined the same department as assistant professor, and in 2000 he was appointed a Professor in Systems Design.
Prof. Gani's research interests are focused on: Multiscale modelling for managing the complexity in process-product design; Sustainable process design and analysis, including process intensification; Computer aided product (molecule and formulation) design; Development of systematic computer aided methods & tools; Development of predictive models for estimation of properties of chemical systems.
Professor Gani has been a member of the EFCE Executive Board since 2005 and a member and past chairman (2001-2007) of the EFCE Working Party on CAPE. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Recent Innovative Contribution in CAPE Award of the Working Party.
Term of office: 01.01.2011-31.12.2014
Mr. I. Bülent Atamer (co-opted member)
Terralab Laboratory Equipment Wear Manufacturing & Trading Co., Cetin Emec Bulvari 1328 Sokak No:14/9, 06460 A.Ovecler Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90-312-472 7396; FAX: 0090-312-472 7398
Dr. David Brown (General Secretary)
The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace,
Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-1788-53 44 13 ; Fax: +44-1788-55 09 04
Mr. Jean-Pierre Dal Pont (General Secretary)
Société Francaise de Génie des Procédés - SFGP, Member of FFC, 28, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
Phone: +33-1-53 59 02 10 ; Fax: +33-1-45 55 40 33
Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Gani (Scientific Vice-President)
Technical University of Denmark - DTU, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Soltofts Plads,
Bygning 229, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Phone: +45-45-25 28 82 ; Fax: +45-45-93 29 06
Prof. Dr. Bozenna Kawalec-Pietrenko
Politechnika Gdanska, Katedra Inzynierii Chemicznej, i Procesowej, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80952 Gdansk, Poland
Phone: +48-58 347 26 10 ; Fax: +48-58-347 26 94
Dipl.-Ing. Konstantinos Kremalis
G.P.C.E., Greek Pollution Control Engineering - C. Kremalis and Co O.E.,
140 Harilaou Trikoupi str., 114 72 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30-210-6470 400 ; Fax: +30-210 -6470 950